By Jide Afolabi
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr.Faisal Shuaib has disclaimed the rumor of the AstraZeneca vaccine causing death to its users.
According to Dr. Shaun in a briefing which held on Tuesday, he accounted that, 2,495,632 people have been vaccinated with the first dose, while 1,370,130 have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.
He further explained that Nigeria has successfully utilized 3.9M doses, representing 96% of the 4,024,000 doses of the vaccines received in the country.
“Nigeria is poised to achieve 100% utilization of the doses of vaccine it has received in the next few days. This is to ensure that people are protected against COVID-19, and normalcy is restored”, he explained.
Dr. Shuaib educated the public on a rumor that is going around, about how the vaccine is causing a magnetic field around the vaccination site, and this could cause the body to light an electric bulb.
The medical doctor disclaimed this news, saying the news is a magnetic conspiracy, which the mongers have no or little understanding about.
Refuting the claims he said “It is a well-known fact that persons with wet, moist, or sticky skin can have objects stuck to their skin especially in smooth areas. Strong friction also allows for objects to stick to the skin. COVID -19 vaccines do not contain any metal – this is another fact! So how can it generate magnetic field or light an electric bulb?”, the medical expert queried.
He did urge Nigerians who are yet to get vaccinated, to go and get administered, saying phase two of the vaccination will be reaching Nigeria soon.
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